Coverage: Opening Reception for /Brit-fluence(d)/ a BritWeek Art Show at The Gabba Gallery
Saturday April 23rd, was the opening reception of /Brit-fluence(d)/ an official BritWeek group art show, at The Gabba Gallery, curated by Cartwheel Art founder Cindy Schwarzstein,. The show explores the art of UK x LA emerging and urban artists, and how they’ve been influenced by British Culture.
Note: Top Photo and all photos of artists and curator below by Hector Felix Photography.
/Brit-fluence(d)/ and Royal Curation, with artworks for sale, is up until May 14th at The Gabba Gallery on 3126 Beverly Blvd. with gallery hours Wednesday – Saturday 12-3pm or by appointment.
More details about the /Brit-fluence(d)/ art show is as follows:
The art show represents a mix of artists influenced by British Culture. Whether it’s been with music, film, literature, fashion, architecture, philosophy, pop-culture or science, the art is a collaborations to show us how Britain has affected us.
Through /Brit-fluence(d)/ at The Gabba Gallery, curated by Cindy Schwarzstein, founder of Cartwheel Art Magazine & Cartwheel Art Tours, British influence in Los Angeles is explored through the visual art of a diverse group of artists working in a variety of mediums.
From UK artists, who call LA home, to UK artists who have worked in LA—some of whom have painted murals on our streets including Animal Alley. Gabba Arts Distrct and in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District—to artists living in LA who’ve been influenced by British Culture, \Brit-fluence(d)\ celebrates British Culture in LA.
To further cement this exchange and influence, each artist wrote a statement describing how their work personally connected them to British culture.
\Brit-fluence(d)\ exhibits pieces ranging in styles, including works with the influence of music: Joey Feldman, Jay Kantor, Stone Larkin, Otto Schade, Robert “Sticky” Shaw, Xany Rudoff; fashion: Robert “Sticky” Shaw; literature: Brandon Boyd and Liseth Amaya, architecture: Teale Hatheway; history: Lisa Derrick and Paul Koudounaris; art: Nicholas Bonamy; pop culture: Will Blanchard aka Wildcat Will, and folklore: Himbad .
Artists featured in \Brit-fluence(d) group art show, are in alphabetical order, as follows:
Liseth Amaya( LA), Jonny Arnold (UK), Will Wildcat Blanchard (UK), Nicholas Bonamy (LA), Brandon Boyd (LA) Lisa Derrick (LA), Captain Kris (UK), Joey Feldman (LA), Teale Hatheway (LA), Himbad (UK) Jay Kantor (LA), Paul Koudounaris (LA), Stone Larkin (LA), Xany Rudoff (LA), Otto Schade (UK), Robert Sticky Shaw (LA), Cherie Strong (UK)
Additionally the following are UK based artists who have painted murals in Los Angeles that will be viewed on the \Brit-fluence(d)\ bus tour on May 7th: Liseth Amaya in Gabba Arts District, Himbad and Otto Schave in Animal Alley, Captain Kris and Hicks, in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, and Finabarr Notte in DTLA by Indian Alley at 118 Winston.
/Brit-fluence(d)/ is also part of a gallery show at the Gabba Gallery called Royal Curation that consisted of three other shows Curated by: G. James Daichendt “Word”, Mat Gleason “Blood on the Track Lights”, and Isabel Rojas-Williams “I Am More”
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FROM CARTWHEEL ART FOR BRITWEEK: In addition to compliment \Brti-fluence(d)\ group art show and as additional programming for BritWeek, the Cartwheel Art Tours x BritWeek Urban Adventure Bus Tour is happening this Saturday May 7th from 1-6pm. More about the custom created British themed itinerary, can be found on Cartwheel Art Tours event page here and the Facebook invite can be found here.
More details about the BritWeek Urban Bus Adventure Tour with Cartwheel Art Tours is as follows:
SATURDAY MAY 7th (1:00pm-6:00pm):
CARTWHEEL ART TOURS x BRITWEEK URBAN BUS ADVENTURE!
This tour is providing a really unique opportunity to participate on an immersive adventure by bus, where we will meet artists and makers that are influenced by UK culture. It’s on this tour where the following will occur:
– DISCOVER: galleries with visual art created by artists from the UK and LA at Hauser, Wirth and Schimmel, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects, These Days at 118 Winston, and The Gabba Gallery. In addition to the murals in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, DTLA at Indian Alley, and Animal Alley, and MORE!
– EXPLORE: Graffiti with Steve Grody’s Graffiti L.A. historian and author of Graffiti L.A., who will describe how some LA Cholo gang writers were influenced by old English goth fonts as we view murals along the route.
– EXPERIENCE: Earl Grey Tea Pie from The Pie Hole – Los Angeles in the DTLA Arts District along with sausage rolls and chips, provided by The Lost Knight, a British Pub in Echo Park
Photos of Los Angeles artists during opening reception:
LA artist Joey Feldman. Photo by Hector Felix Photography.
UK/LA artist Liseth Amaya. Photo by Hector Felix Photography.
LA artist Stone Larkin. Photo by Hector Felix Photography.
LA artist Nicholas Bonamy. Photo by Hector Feliz Photography.
LA artist Jay Kantor of Kung Fu Breakfast. Photo by Hector Felix Photography.
LA artist Teale Hatheway. Photo by Hector Felix.
LA artist Robert Sticky Shaw. Photo by Hector Felix Photography.
Curator Cindy Schwarzstein. Photo by Hector Felix Photography.
Photos of the Art Installed at The Gabba Gallery:
Work by LA artist Dr Paul Koudounaris
Work by UK artist Captain Kris
Work by LA artist Brandon Boyd
Work by UK artist Himbad
Work by UK artist Jonny Arnold.
Work by LA artist Lisa Derrick.
Work by UK artist Otto Schave. Photo by Hector Felix Photography.
Work by LA artists Jay Kantor x Kodex
Work by UK artist Cherie Strong
Work by LA artist Xany Rudoff